The band has announced today, that they will provide the theme song to the upcoming movie “omae no tsumi wo jihaku shiro” (English: Confess your sins) starring Shinichi Tsutsumi and Kento Nakajima. The song, titled “Dark Rainbow”, is meant to depict “emotions rampaging against the darkness” to tie in with the movie’s theme of the protagonist in search for the hidden truth. The band also adds in a comment that they are very eager to perform this song live as well.
The movie is due out in Japanese theatres on October 20 this year. A first teaser trailer was released which includes the riff of “Dark Rainbow” in the background. Check it out below!
As the ticket lottery for Vermillion Card holders (fanclub only) starts today, further details regarding the ticket tiers have been announced. In addition to the fanclub-exclusive SS-seat category, a new fanclub-exclusive ticket category will be added: Premium Seat. Furthermore, a new fanclub-exclusive seat category (similar to S-seat) was added for Vermillion Card holders: VC-seat. A VC-seat is essentially the same as S-seat.
In addition to a very good seat in the SS-seat category, you will get exclusive merchandise with a Premium Seat:
– A special pass including neck strap for the premium category
– A -STARS- memorial medal in an acryl case
– A -STARS- memorial design tapestry
– A Mini tote bag
The below image shows the different seating layouts:
Ticket prices at a glance:
Premium (fanclub only): 29,000 Yen
SS-seat (fanlcub only): 16,000 Yen
VC-seat (Vermillion Card only): 12,000 Yen
S-seat: 12,000 Yen
A-seat: 9,000 Yen
Standing: 12,000 Yen (Ehime, Fukui and Okinawa shows only)
Beginning with the new year B’z have announced the schedule for their upcoming 35th anniversary tour B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2023 -STARS-. The tour kicks off on June 17th, 2023 at the Saga Arena in Saga. After hitting a few hall shows, the band moves on to stadium-grade shows such as Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo), Nissan Stadium (Yokohama), Sapporo Dome (Sapporo) before the tour concludes in Osaka at the Yanmar Stadium Nagai. Oddly enough, this time around the tour does not end with a big show at the Nissan Stadium or Ajinomoto Stadium.
Fans can assume a SHOWCASE will also be announced shortly before the tour officially kicks off.
Early fanclub lottery (Vermillion Card holders) will begin on January 15, with results being announced on January 26. The “official” fanclub lottery will start on January 18 with results announced on February 10. The Club-Gym lottery (available to everyone) will start February 13. If you’re looking for the general availability of tickets, this will be from June 3.
As with B’z latest album tour in support of their album “Highway X”, tickets will be only available as digital tickets due to Corona precautions. Fanclub members will receive a printed memorial ticket afterwards.
Further information such as ticket prices will be provided on January 15th.
B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2023 -STARS- Tour Schedule
June 17, 2023 – Saga Arena
June 18, 2023 – Saga Arena
June 24, 2023 – Hiroshima Green Arena
June 25, 2023 – Hiroshima Green Arena
July 1, 2023 – Ehime Prefecture Budokan
July 2, 2023 – Ehime Prefecture Budokan
July 8, 2023 – Aichi Sky Expo Hall A
July 9, 2023 – Aichi Sky Expo Hall A
July 15, 2023 – Sekisui Heim Super Arena
July 16, 2023 – Sekisui Heim Super Arena
July 22, 2023 – Sundome Fukui
July 23, 2023 – Sundome Fukui
July 29, 2023 – Ariake Arena
July 30, 2023 – Ariake Arena
August 5, 2023 – Okinawa Arena
August 6, 2023 – Okinawa Arena
August 19, 2023 – Ajinomoto Stadium
August 20, 2023 – Ajinomoto Stadium
August 26, 2023 – Sapporo Dome
September 2, 2023 – Nissan Stadium
September 3, 2023 – Nissan Stadium
September 9, 2023 – Shizuoka ECOPA Stadium
September 10, 2023 – Shizuoka ECOPA Stadium
September 16, 2023 – Fukuoka PayPay Dome
September 17, 2023 – Fukuoka PayPay Dome
September 21, 2023 – Yanmar Stadium Nagai (B’z Anniversary)
September 23, 2023 – Yanmar Stadium Nagai (Koshi’s birthday)
September 24, 2023 – Yanmar Stadium Nagai
Detective Conan and B’z have a long history of opening / ending as well as theme songs for movies. Today, the band has announced that their new song titled “SLEEPLESS” will serve as the opening song to Detective Conan starting January 8th, 2022.
The song is likely to be featured on the to-be-announced 2022 studio album. More information will be revealed soon.
Check out the new song below! Furthermore, the lyrics along with a first translation are available in the B’z wiki.
A few days ago, the band has announced that their new song “Live” will serve as the theme song to the upcoming Japanese movie “Usogui”. The movie starring Ryusei Yokohama will hit theatres in Japan on February 11, 2022.
The song is likely to be on B’z upcoming 2022 album.
A short bit of the song was revealed as part of morning news. Check it out below!
B’z have streamed their most recent live concert “B’z presents LIVE FRIENDS” on December 24th, 2021. At the end of the stream, “LIVE-GYM 2022 Tour Confirmed!!” was shown on-screen followed by website updates shortly thereafter.
Further details regarding the 2022 tour as well as the upcoming new studio album will be revealed in January. Stay tuned, everyone!
Some dates already seem to have been posted at the respective venues, such as this one below for Hiroshima Green Arena, taking place June 25th and 26th, 2022.
Currently the following shows and dates are confirmed:
May 21st, 22nd — Shizuoka
May 26th, 28th, 29th — Tokyo
June 9th, 11th, 12th — Ehime
June 25th, 26th — Hiroshima
July 1st, 2nd — Fukuoka
July 9th, 10th — Osaka
July 16th, 17th — Okinawa
August 11th, 13th, 14th — Yokohama